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East Coast Highlights

10 Days from £1,949

Discover the iconic highlights of America's east on a tour that takes you to its capital Washington DC, historic Philadelphia and one of the world's most exciting cities, New York.

Departure from: Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 8 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage


 

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Included holiday highlights

Guided tour of Washington DC

Experience the 'Plain' lifestyle on a visit to the Dutch Country

View Philadelphia from the One Liberty Place Observation Deck

Guided tour of Philadelphia

See New York's highlights on a guided tour

Discover the High Line or Whitney Museum of American Art, plus Chelsea Market


 Make your own way

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £625 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898138. See terms & conditions.

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK/Washington DC

​Depart on your scheduled flight to Washington DC, the capital of the USA. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2 Washington DC

You'll discover the USA's capital city this morning, with iconic monuments and the corridors of power at the forefront of your sightseeing tour. Washington DC radiates outwards from the Capitol Building, whose classical dome is instantly recognisable, whether you are a political watcher or not. Located at the eastern end of the National Mall, it has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives for more than two centuries, and it's where your day begins.
At the other end of the mall, you'll see the imposing Lincoln Memorial. Stand back and admire the huge statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and read the words of his famed Gettysburg Address, which is inscribed on the wall of the south chamber. You can also stand on the steps facing towards the Washington Memorial where Martin Luther King delivered his 'I have a dream' speech.
Our next iconic destination is the White House, the official office and residence of the US President, and we'll also see the Vietnam Memorial among other famous landmarks. 
Take time to make your own discoveries this afternoon - you could choose to visit one of the many Smithsonian museums located along the National Mall. They are all free to enter, and there's something for everyone, from the Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum to the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Day 3 Washington DC

​Today has been left free so that you can explore Washington DC at your own pace. Perhaps you'll choose to head back to the National Mall, where 11 of the 19 Smithsonian museums are located, or why not check out the Newseum. Set over seven levels with 15 galleries and 15 theatres, this interactive museum is dedicated to journalism and the importance of a free press.
Alternatively, you could choose to join your Tour Manager and head off on an optional tour of the areas around DC. This day out begins as we cross the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery, making stops at famous grave sites including that of the Kennedys. We will then make our way to Old Town Alexandria, to see wonderfully preserved 18th and 19th century buildings. This nationally designated historic district also boasts a thriving arts scene, and if you make your way to King Street you'll find plenty of cafes and restaurants, so maybe make a stop for lunch. At the pretty harbour we'll then board a boat for a sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River, passing the Pentagon as we go.
Our final stop will be Georgetown, an historic neighbourhood with beautiful tree-lined cobbled streets and some of DC's best shops and restaurants. After the tour ends, you can choose to travel back to the hotel with your Tour Manager or opt to spend more time in the area. A great place for a stroll is Waterfront Park, which stretches for miles along the banks of the river, or perhaps walk through the university's leafy campus.
This evening you have the option of a cycling tour, to see the city's monuments spectacularly illuminated.

Day 4 Dutch Country and Philadelphia

We've a complete change of pace today as we drive to Lancaster County. In the home of America's oldest Amish settlement you'll experience the centuries-old 'Plain' lifestyle still lived by thousands of people. We'll take a tour of the Dutch Country, where windmills are used to harness the power of nature and the horse and buggy is the primary form of transportation.
Today's journey ends as we reach Philadelphia, America's first capital, which is known as the 'City of Brotherly Love'. This evening you'll see 'Philly from the Top' as we head to the Observation Deck of One Liberty Place, a 61-storey skyscraper. The views are fantastic and you'll learn all about the history and the icons of this fabulous city. 

Day 5 Philadelphia

​You'll get to know Philadelphia a little better on this morning's sightseeing tour. As the birthplace of America, the city is home to no fewer than 67 National Historic Landmarks. Stroll along the cobbled streets of Society Hill, where in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. You'll also see UNESCO-listed Independence Hall, where the declaration, as well as the United States Constitution, were debated and adopted, and the Liberty Bell. Other highlights include the US Mint and Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag is said to have been made.
With so much to see and do, your free afternoon is sure to fly by as you make your own discoveries. The city has a thriving arts culture, so maybe head to Benjamin Franklin Parkway with its monumental fountains, plazas and a host of museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here, fans of the 'Rocky' movies, in which Sylvester Stallone played boxer Rocky Balboa, can have their photo taken with a statue of the 'Italian Stallion', created for Rocky III. A must then is to recreate the boxer's famous run up the museum steps and his raised-arms salute.

Day 6 New York

​The final stop on your holiday is New York, where on arrival, you'll head off on a tour with a Local Guide, who will show you around the Big Apple. Highlights include the iconic Empire State Building, the theatre district of Broadway, the beautiful Chrysler Building, Wall Street, One World Trade Center and the city's pulsating heart, Times Square.
Your hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan, close to Grand Central Terminal, so after you've settled in, why not head out and explore. Also referred to as Grand Central Station, this is so much more than a rail terminal - you can shop here, admire its famous ornate ceiling, and maybe eat at its famous Oyster Bar.

Day 7 New York

​Today has been left free for you to spend as you wish, but if you'd like to see Manhattan from a different perspective, why not join our optional morning cruise. Sightseeing from the water will give you breathtaking views of this thrilling city as you admire the One World Trade Center, the UN headquarters, the Yankee Stadium and more. You'll also sail under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the pièce de résistance of your tour is sure to be the iconic Statue of Liberty. Also known as Liberty Enlightening the World, this enduring symbol of freedom and democracy is probably New York's most famous landmark.
During your free afternoon you might choose to head to lower Manhattan, where you can take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or make your way downtown to Greenwich Village. This bohemian district, where the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan forged their musical careers, is home to a host of attractions and is a foodie's paradise. 

Day 8 New York

You can explore New York today at your own pace, or why not join our optional morning tour. ​With your Tour Manager you'll see the best of Midtown Manhattan, starting with a trip up the Rockerfeller Center to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The views from up here are spectacular, with Central Park to the north, and if you gaze south, one highlight is the Empire State Building in all its glory. Back down on the ground, you'll then stroll the few blocks to Central Park, also known as 'New York's backyard'. You can then rest your legs as you discover its highlights on a horse-and-carriage ride. They include Strawberry Fields, dedicated to the memory of John Lennon, and the Bethseda Terrace and Fountain, overlooking the lake. You'll leave the park and head onto the famous shopping street of Fifth Avenue, with attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art and St Patrick's Cathedral within easy reach, not to mention enticing stores including Tiffany's and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Day 9 New York/UK

​Let's begin the day with a visit to one of New York's newest attractions, the High Line, a park created on an elevated disused railway line. This mile-long haven of peace gives you the chance to step away from the bustle of New York's sidewalks and take it all in as you relax amongst the plants and flowers. Close by is the Whitney Museum of American Art, which you can visit if you prefer. Whichever activity you choose, there will be time to enjoy lunch in vibrant Chelsea Market, whose food hall offers something for everyone, from tacos to crepes. Or perhaps enjoy a spot of shopping before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 10 UK

​You'll arrive back in the UK today.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 3 :

The Fairfax at Embassy Row
Housed in a stately 1927 building, this luxury hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station and 1 mile from The White House. The rooms feature Georgian-style decor, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Property features include fitness centre. Dining options include an elegant lounge with fireplaces and a classic American restaurant.

Day 4 - 5 :

Embassy Suites Philadelphia City Center
This uniquely designed hotel is ideally located on the famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, close to many popular attractions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation and Rittenhouse Square. The hotel facilities include an American restaurant and fitness centre.

Day 6 - 8 :

New York Marriott East Side
The New York Marriott East Side is located just 700 yards from the famous Rockefeller Center. The hotel itself has a fitness centre, bar and restaurant, plus free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms benefit from en-suite, TV, tea and coffee maker, hair dryer, air-conditioning and mini fridge.


Dates and Prices

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9 days

Friday 07 June 2019

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9 days

Friday 06 September 2019

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Bristol

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Friday 07 June 2019

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London (Heathrow)

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Friday 07 June 2019

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Bristol

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Manchester

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London (Heathrow)

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Edinburgh

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Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

USA - Evening cycling tour of Washington

FROM £43

Explore the impressive monuments of Washington by bicycle as the sun sets, in the company of an expert local guide. Stops along the way will include the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Einstein Memorial, Constitution Gardens, WWII Memorial, south side of the White House and the Washington Monument plus more. The tour is designed for those of all abilities, but you must be able to ride a bike. The terrain is flat, with the vast majority on designated bike paths, and covers approximately 4 miles.

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USA - Midtown Manhattan - Top of the Rock and Horse and Carriage

FROM £65

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USA - Arlington, Alexandria and monuments cruise to Georgetown

FROM £59

Alternatively, you could choose to join your tour manager on an optional tour of the areas around DC. Cross the Potomac River from Washington DC to Arlington National Cemetery. Join a trolley tour to see this exceptional site, making a stop at the Kennedy grave site. Next, we'll travel to Old Town Alexandria, beautifully preserved with 18th and 19th century architecture, brick sidewalks and a thriving food scene and arts culture. There are many cafes and restaurants on King Street that leads directly to the Old Towns attractive harbour. After time for lunch we'll take a sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River past the Pentagon back to DC and our final destination of Georgetown. This historic DC neighbourhood has tree lined cobbled streets and some of the city’s best shops and restaurants. Choose to travel back to the hotel or spend more time in the area at the waterfront park or strolling through Georgetown University's leafy campus.

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New York Circle Line Cruise

FROM £45

This is just about everyone’s favourite excursion in the ‘Big Apple’, sailing all the way around Manhattan Island, taking in over 101 sights including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge which connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the Yankee Stadium. Each cruise is narrated by one of the professional on-board guides.

Cruise - Approximate duration 2½ hours – A Must

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

East Coast Highlights with Boston Add on

Extend your holiday to 12 days from £449

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

After your tour to East Coast Highlights, travel by train to Boston for an extra two night stay. This walkable city is steeped in the history of the American revolution, and many important sights can be explored on foot. Historic Beacon Hill, Boston Common are within walking distance of your hotel. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.